Tag Archives: Islamic fundamentalism


Janice Turner: In eliminating ancient architecture, ISIS is also destroying the architecture of minds. Until there is nothing between you and your judging, revengeful God. Not a single joyous distraction – of art or music or history or dance – … Continue reading

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Conservative vs. ISIS and…Silicon Valley

For a guy who laments moral relativism, Rod Dreher doesn’t shy away from equating ISIS, though with the expected qualifier, to the folks in Silicon Valley. Upon reading a dialogue between two future forecaster types at Edge.org – who talk … Continue reading

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ISIS vs. Silicon Valley

  The Islamic State is now directing its wrath at Twitter. Namely its co-founder, Jack Dorsey, but also his underlings. And if you thought the Twitter Mob was bad, check out what happens when Twitter itself is in the crosshairs … Continue reading

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ISIS: Looking to the North

Cross-posted on the Corner: Over in the Financial Times, there’s an interesting piece on Putin’s friends abroad, but this passage in particular caught my eye: The current Egyptian government believes that the Obama administration’s failure to support former President Hosni … Continue reading

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Cross-posted on the Corner. A writer for the Guardian, on cue (my emphasis added): We are in perilous territory. Slaughter as political protest cannot be defended. Free speech as legal and moral pre-requisites in a free society must be defended. … Continue reading

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Too Dangerous a Historical Debate

Writing in the Guardian, Nick Cohen on self-censorship: Unless we find the courage to overcome fear, the self-censorship will spread, and not only in the media. Colleagues who wanted historians at a London museum to talk about the long history … Continue reading

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#PasCharlie 2

Cross-posted on the Corner (yesterday): Tomorrow Paris will play host to a march designed to show France’s unity in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. The Guardian explains: Je suis Charlie. Nous sommes Charlie. La France est Charlie. Under … Continue reading

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Cross-posted on the Corner: The #JeSuisCharlie message doesn’t appear to be getting through to some. The Global Post: A Swedish member of parliament reported a far-right leader to the police on Friday for alleged incitement to hatred over a comment … Continue reading

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Will Anything Change?

Cross-posted on the Corner. At the Financial Times, Europe editor Tony Barber’s initial response to the atrocity in Paris included this: Charlie Hebdo has a long record of mocking, baiting and needling French Muslims. If the magazine stops just short … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo

Cross-posted on the Corner. The revolting terrorist assault on Charlie Hebdo today is designed to intimidate for the future as much as to ‘punish’ for the past. And I suspect that it has, to some degree, been encouraged by opinion … Continue reading

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